Chanel No 5 Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow is a new, limited edition holiday quad that included three varying shades of gold paired with a warmer satin-finished black. The first shade was more sparkly and likely better used as a “top coat” or with a dampened brush and/or an adhesive primer/spray to minimize fallout and improve coverage/application.
No 5 #1
No 5 #1 is a sparkling, darker gold with warm, orange undertones. It had a transparent base, so the coverage came from all of the shimmer/sparkle. I would recommend applying this over a tacky base or with a dampened brush to minimize fallout and improve adhesion to the lid (for both during application as well as during wear). It had semi-sheer to medium color payoff, which was more semi-opaque when applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush. The texture was soft, not too firmly nor too loosely-pressed into the pan, and blendable.
No 5 #2
No 5 #2 is a very light gold with subtle, warm undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. It looked almost wet when applied to the skin. The texture was smooth to the dense, dense and almost emollient, which helped the shimmer/sparkle adhere well without having to be applied with a dampened brush or over an adhesive base. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
No 5 #3
No 5 #3 is a bright, light white gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, soft without being powdery, and blendable. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
No 5 #4
No 5 #4 is a medium-dark black with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a denser, almost cream-like texture, but it wasn’t too firmly-pressed into the pan nor too thick, so it picked up well with a dry brush and diffused beautifully along the edges. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.